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Poor Things

Poor Things

Poor Things

Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
141 min

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Nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing.

About the Film

From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

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Film Details

Programs: New Releases, Oscar Watch
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 141 min
Country/Region: Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Rating: R
Language: English
Print Source: Searchlight Pictures
Tags: Adaptation, Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Romance


Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Producer: Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone
Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan
Screenwriter: Tony McNamara, Based on the novel by Alasdair Gray
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Composer: Jerskin Fendrix
Principal Cast: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, Margaret Qualley